My Story. This year’s theme for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
Pathstone marks May 1st-7th with a series of events & support strategies
Monday, May 1, 2023 [Niagara Region] – This week, Pathstone Mental Health marks Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (CMHAW) across Niagara.
Starting today, the city of St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland and the Region will raise our CMHAW flag. Niagara Falls, the Welland Bridge and Peace Bridge, along with the Branscombe Centre will also be illuminated green at times throughout the week.
The main goals of CMHA week is to highlight that now 1 in 4 children are impacted by a mental health challenge (an increase of 1 in 5).
Did you know?
Seventy per cent (70%) of all mental health issues, occur before age 25.
Throughout the week of May 1st– 7th, follow Pathstone on social as we host a number of activities and offer helpful mental health strategies. This year, we are hosting a Children’s Mental Health Fun DAY at the Pen Centre, in the Event Court (outside of SportChek) on Saturday, May 6th from 11-2pm. This fun filled event is FREE for all to attend.
This year’s CMHAW theme, is MY STORY. We encourage all to share their mental health story with someone. When you talk about your mental health it saves lives.
The other purpose of CMHAW is to command the attention of those who are changemakers in the mental health space. We need those voices! Currently at Pathstone, there are over 800 kids waiting for mental health support. Kim Rossi – Director of Communications, Pathstone.
About Pathstone Mental Health
Pathstone Mental Health is a lead agency and community-based organization whose mission it is to provide innovative and effective treatment for all children in Niagara who are struggling with their mental health. Thanks to supportive donors and volunteers, we are able address and meet the needs of more children and their families each year. Crisis Services are offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.
For Questions / Interviews Contact; Kim Rossi – c. 289-969-8342 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
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